Speak up and eat up, FAAD students


Students from 32 different arts programs can have their voices heard by their deans at the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design open mic and pizza event, Tuesday at noon in MacDonald-Heaslip Hall.

The event is a first for Ronni Rosenberg, dean of FAAD. “My guess is these things take some time to get momentum,” said Rosenberg. She wants this open mic session to be an annual event.

“I don’t think we’ll be deterred if only 30 or 40 students show up.”

Students from various programs, including Animation, Game Design, Photography, Journalism and Visual and Performing Arts, are encouraged to come and speak up about their programs. Rosenberg and her staff want to know about the “small details that are really pissing you off… and what are some of the aspirational things, like, wouldn’t it be great if, etc.”

“It’s all about the students,” said Anne Whitehead, FAAD’s communications curriculum officer. “Here at Trafalgar, the focus is on the arts.” The event will only run for about an hour in the Sheridan Theatre, where Rosenberg and her five associate deans will quickly run down a list of upcoming plans, to get some feedback. But the majority of the event is to give students the opportunity to speak about anything they may have a problem with in their course, or what they would like to see in the coming months. Rosenberg says she wants to hear anything from the “sublime to the ridiculous.”

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